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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Chris Stapleton and Wife Morgane Stapleton Welcome Twins. Someone get a glass of "Tennessee Whiskey!" It's time for a toast. Singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane Stapleton have welcomed their twins! During the 2018 ACM Awards, host Reba McEntire told the crowd that the night's Album of the Year winner wasn't there to accept his award for a very good reason -- Morgane had just given birth to twins. Reba told the crowd, "We just found out that those little rascals came a little bit early. Hot off the press!" And guess what else? Today, which also just so happens to be Chris' 40th birthday! What a jam-packed day! Their bundles of joy join the country music couple's son and daughter. Soon after the announcement, the ACM Awards tweeted well wishes to the parents of four, "Congratulations to @ChrisStapleton who has won Album of the Year and just welcomed TWINS! #ACMawards." In October 2017, Chris and Morgane celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a heartwarming social media post (and babies announcement!). "14 years, 2 babies, & 2 more on the way," Morgane wrote. "Happy 10 year anniversary babe! You make my whole world go round. According to The Dallas Observer, Chris had also shared the wonderful news during a recent concert stop when Morgane joined him onstage to sing a tune. (Eonline)

John Stamos's Wife Caitlin McHugh Gives Birth to Baby Boy Named Billy. It's a boy! Late Sunday evening, Full House star John Stamos shared the exciting news that he and wife Caitlin McHugh welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Billy. The actor explained the decision behind the little bundle of joy's name in a touching Instagram post. Shortly after, the two tied the knot and officially became Mr. and Mrs. Stamos in a private ceremony on February 3rd in front of family and friends. Congratulations on the exciting family news and welcome to the world, Billy! (Eonline)

It's a Boy! John Stamos Welcomes Son Billy -- and Names the Newborn After His Late Dad. Have mercy -- John Stamos is a dad. The Fuller House star announced the news on Instagram, revealing he and wife Caitlin McHugh have welcomed a son. "From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and my son. Welcome Billy Stamos (named after my father)," Stamos, 54, captioned a photo of the newborn nestled on his chest. "#NotJustanUncleAnymore #Overjoyed" In an emotional December Instagram post, Stamos remembered his late father as he wrote about becoming a dad. "I will certainly fall short of the father my pop was, but I'm going to give it my all! #Balance #BillStamos#Hero," Stamos captioned a throwback picture of the two. "It kills me that my parents aren't here to be part of this, but I know it probably wouldn't be happening if they weren't up there," he previously told PEOPLE. "You know how you put your father on a pedestal, and he's a superhero, and then as you grow older, you go, 'Ah, he's just a man'? I never got to that point. Till the day he died, he was bigger than life to me." Stamos and 31-year-old McHugh, who wed Feb. 3 after two and a half years together, announced the pregnancy to PEOPLE exclusively in December. "I always wanted to be a dad. Clearly I had to do some work on myself first," the actor said. "I have a youthful thing. People say, 'Oh, you look young.' You start believing you're gonna live to be 150. And then you wake up and go, 'No, man, this is it. This is not a rehearsal.' ... People would say, 'You should have a child.' I was like, 'That ship has sailed.'" But Stamos said he felt prepared for parenthood. "I'll be a fun dad. I've been practicing for a long time," he told PEOPLE, joking. "I've done every schtick you can do with a baby on TV ... all the bits and jokes and diaper gags. I'll probably just do all that stuff." Jokes aside, McHugh has no doubt her husband will be confident in his new role, "The look on John's face when I told him we were pregnant was priceless. It was the look of a man who has wanted a family of his own but wasn't sure it was going to happen for him. Now it is!" (People)

Eva Marcille and Michael Sterling welcome first child. It's a boy! Eva Marcille and fiance Michael Sterling welcomed a new bundle of joy on Friday. The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star, 33, shared the details on Instagram noting their baby, Michael Todd Sterling Jr., arrived at 5:59 p.m. He came in weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. The couple announced their pregnancy news back in November. It's their first child together. Marcille has an older daughter, Marley Rae, from a previous relationship. While Marcille is settling into her new role as mom of two, Sterling couldn't get enough of the NBA playoffs. The "America's Next Top Model" alumna snaped a photo of Sterling glued to the TV screen from the hospital room. "New parents, old habits watching the NBA playoffs while the Young Prince sleeps," Marcille quipped. (PageSix)

Dove Cameron Says She's Going to Marry Boyfriend Thomas Doherty. If you like it, put a ring on it Tommy! Dove Cameron let the world know what her intentions are with her boyfriend Thomas Doherty and that's to get hitched to him! While hitting up Beyonce's comeback performance at 2018 Coachella, the Liv and Maddie star hopped on Instagram to post a silly video of her beau dancing to the music. Along with the Instagram vid, the blonde wrote, "nah mate, beyonce's class. she like, empowers women. i love when i see all the women being like 'whooo!' it makes me feel like 'YEAHHH' cause women are so repressed and objectified, you know? BOW DOWN AND DANCE TO THE WOMEN, MATE." One fan wrote, "Honestly marry him." Interestingly enough, The Descendants star responded, "I'm gonna." Another fan wrote, "Is there ever a moment where Thomas ISN'T the most perfect human?" "No," wrote the starry-eyed star. Previously, the actress got engaged to her Liv and Maddie co-star Ryan McCartan in April 2016 but called things off in October 2016. On the third day of the fest, Dove took to Instagram to post a PDA-tastic image of the pair, along with the caption, "Had my eyes closed for most of Coachella." Last month, Thomas showed his love for his famous girlfriend on his back -- literally. The 22-year-old actor was photographed on March 2 at the Kari Feinstein Style Lounge at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood wearing a light blue denim jacket with a drawing of the 22-year-old actress' face painted on the back. A fan made the garment for him, E! News learned at the time. The two, who starred together in the Disney Channel's Descendants 2 and The Lodge, have been dating for more than a year. They have often showcased their affections for one another on social media. Last month, Doherty praised Cameron over her debut that night as Ruby on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Now that's what I call a @Marvel villain... @DoveCameron #AgentsofSHIELD," he tweeted. "i haven't changed out my pajamas or showered in 3 days, there are tissues all over the house, and i sound like i don't even have a nose, but @thomasadoherty is still rubbing my back, calling me his 'little petal' and making sure i know i'm the 'cutest thing in the world' so," Cameron tweeted. (Eonline)

John Cena and Nikki Bella Split After Six Years. Their relationship is down for the count...After six years together and an engagement, John Cena and Nikki Bella have announced they are parting ways. The two have been together since 2012 and documented the trials and tribulations of their relationship on E!'s Total Divas and Total Bellas. A rep for the couple confirmed the news, "After much contemplation and six years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple." The reality stars released a joint statement to E! News, "While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives." In January, the WWE stars celebrated their impending nuptials with an engagement party, which was nine months after the star popped the question. John famously proposed to Nikki in the middle of the ring at WrestleMania 33 in April 2017. "Such a wonderful, meaningful, emotional day yesterday with the woman of my dreams and both of our families," Cena tweeted the day after their engagement party. "I love you Nicole, you've made me realize the importance of togetherness." Bella replied at the time, "Aww my Love... It was so magical. Love you too John." In January, John told E! News that the wedding planning was about to "amp up." The 40-year-old said, "It's kind of a special time where there is a little bit of lull and I'm really looking forward to spending some time with Nicole and work on that. Hopefully, in the next few weeks the wedding planning is really going to amp up!" Nikki also told E! News that the date of the wedding had been moved up. This story was first reported by Us Weekly. Season 3 of Total Bellas premieres Sunday, May 20 at 9 p.m., on E! (Eonline)

Nikki Bella is "heartbroken" by her split from John Cena just weeks before they were set to tie the knot. Although Cena, 40, admitted in the past that he didn't want to get married again -- he was previously married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009 until 2012 -- he got down on one knee and proposed to Bella in April 2017. However, a source tells PEOPLE that he started getting cold feet as the wedding date drew near. "She never gave him an ultimatum. He talked a really good game about having changed, about having his priorities straight, about knowing what's important, and that it was her. But as the day got closer, it was like he just went back to who he's always been -- which is someone who puts himself first, always," the insider says. "He's an incredibly dedicated, driven, ambitious guy. And for the longest time he said he didn't think he had room in his life for a spouse or kids. It seems like in the end that was still the truth." The source continues, "But in that case, he never should've proposed, let alone in front of millions of people. Now she's heartbroken." Bella is "devastated," the source says, adding, "This was supposed to be the happiest time of her life. He ruined it and blew everything up." John Cena and Nikki Bella The professional wrestlers' wedding was set for May 5 in Mexico, where Bella was excited to celebrate her heritage with family and friends. "It wasn't going to be some showy Hollywood, over-the-top glitzy thing," the source tells PEOPLE. The insider says Bella, 34, will be "fine," but Cena has shown his real self. "In wrestling there are two archetypes: faces and heels," the source explains. "A face is a good guy, a hero, who you root for. A heel is a villain, who sometimes can seem like a good guy but then turns around and shows his true, evil colors. John Cena just revealed himself as the ultimate heel." The couple of six years confirmed their split with a statement shared to social media on Sunday, saying, "While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives." Cena seemingly opened up about the end of the relationship on Monday, tweeting, "Hardship, loss, and humility are extremely difficult waters to navigate, but perseverance thru them builds a strength to withstand anything life throws your way." While recently promoting his new movie Blockers, Cena told PEOPLE about how he already felt married to the Total Bellas reality star. "People come up to me and say, 'I love watching your wife on television.' And I love that, so that happens to me 10 times before it would be a, 'Yo man I love your work.' It's always, 'I love watching your wife on television,'" he said, adding that he wished the two had tied the knot "yesterday." "I'm already ready to go there and it sounds nice hearing it," he said of fans calling Bella his wife. "I know that we will have a wonderful future together because I love the way that sounds." Bella had already picked out her dream wedding dress -- a gown from Marchesa -- and decided on a black tie dress code for the big day. "I want the day we get married to be special, not like it's another appearance," she shared with PEOPLE in May of last year. "I don't want it to be like, 'We only have two days to do this.' I want to enjoy it. I want to enjoy it in the weeks going into it, and also the weeks after." (People)

Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett aren't doing "split weekends with the kids" like most divorcing couples, and they're style seems to support what Hank told TMZ -- that there's still a chance. The estranged couple spent Sunday on the sidelines of daughter Alijah's soccer game, with their son, Hank Jr., in tow, too. It's the second weekend in a row they've spent together since she filed for divorce. They're clearly making their kids the priority, but there's more to this than just good co-parenting. Hank told us on Friday his door is always open for Kendra, and made it sound like reconciliation is a strong possibility ... at some point. If they can still pile into the family SUV together and do kids' soccer together ... anything's possible, right? (TMZ)

Kanye West Returns to Twitter With Lamar Odom on His Mind. Look who's back on social media! On Sunday evening, Kanye West surprised fans and followers when he returned to Twitter to post not one but several tweets on a variety of topics. One that caught the attention of Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans was when the rapper looked back on a special memory with Lamar Odom. "My favorite moment of walking into MSG to play Saint Pablo, I used to go to the hospital and play Lamar the album when he was learning to walk and talk again," he shared on Twitter with a photo of the duo. "Then we walked into the arena together." Back in February 2016, Lamar made his first public appearance since his near-fatal drug overdose in Las Vegas. The event he chose was Kanye's Yeezy Season 3 show. E! News also previously learned that the former NBA player was able to listen to Kanye's new music as he recovered. "We did visit Lamar today, and we played him his new album," Kim Kardashian shared in an Instagram video from Thanksgiving. "And then when he was done I said, 'Did you like the music?' and he said, 'Loved it!'" During Kanye's surprise return to Twitter, the Grammy winner also dropped some of his social media wisdom. "Some people have to work within the existing consciousness while some people can shift the consciousness," he wrote to his 5.26 million followers. "Often people working with the existing consciousness are jealous of those who are more in touch and they become hard-core capitalist in hopes of creating the illusion that the value of money is worth more than the value of time and friends." Give the man a follow before he decides to take a break again. (Eonline)

Justin Bieber won't face any criminal charges for punching a man -- who was allegedly choking a woman -- because the guy's not pressing charges, and cops can't confirm Bieber threw the punch. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops responded Saturday to an altercation involving Bieber at a Coachella party. Cops say the man told them Bieber was involved, but they couldn't find any other witnesses who said Bieber got into it with the guy. Further, the man does not want to press charges -- so, cops consider the matter closed. We're told officers were only responding for the Bieber incident. No one reported the choking, so the guy Bieber punched was also not arrested. TMZ broke the story ... Bieber punched the guy after he allegedly grabbed the woman by the throat and would not release his grip. We're told when Bieber intervened the guy told him to "Go f*** yourself." (TMZ)

Bobby Shmurda could be walking out of prison sooner than he (and most people) expected ... thanks to some simple math. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Bobby will have a parole hearing in August 2020 and could be eligible to be paroled by December 2020 from Clinton Correctional Facility in Upstate NY. Quick timetable: Bobby was sentenced to 6-7 years in 2016, so, theoretically, he wouldn't get a whiff of freedom until 2022 at best. However, a little something called time served is gonna push that date way forward. The 23-year-old rapper sat in jail -- awaiting his murder conspiracy trial -- from December 2014 until his eventual sentencing. We're told he's getting credit for 685 days behind bars. That number, nearly 2 years, gets added to his prison time and equals ... 2020 parole, instead of 2022. The math won't matter, though, if he keeps screwing up in prison. He's racked up 11 violations, including drug possession, fighting and having a shank -- and good behavior weighs heavily with the parole board. (TMZ)

Mariah Carey's former manager -- the woman who fiercely protected her and managed numerous crises -- has sued her... TMZ has learned. Stella Stolper has filed legal docs stating that a lawsuit is about to be filed against Mariah for violation of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, a Violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act as well as breach of contract. Our sources say the suit involves a huge amount of money Stolper claims Mariah didn't pay her, but it involves more than money. Stolper and Mariah were once joined at the hip until Carey cleaned house around a year ago. Stella was Mariah's go-to person during her turbulent engagement with James Packer. (TMZ)

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley was reportedly tased and arrested by police after he was found passed out in his car near the team's practice facility. According to reports, Worley was arrested early Sunday morning after cops discovered him in a vehicle -- which allegedly contained a gun inside -- around the Eagles' South Philly facility. He allegedly became combative with officers, was reportedly subdued by taser. An Eagles spokesperson says the team is in the process of gathering more info about Sunday's incident. UPDATE: The Eagles have officially released Daryl Worley from the team. (TMZ)

Prosecutors in Meek Mill's case want his original drug conviction to be vacated, which would mean immediate freedom for the rapper -- but, once again, the judge is refusing to bend. Philly's D.A. Office made a rare move Monday morning in court ... asking Judge Genece Brinkley to toss the 2008 conviction because it says prosecutors back then were fully aware Meek's arresting officer, Reginald Graham, was dirty -- but sat on the info. If the conviction were tossed, that would mean Meek's probation violation would go out the window, too -- and he would be released from the Pennsylvania prison where he's serving 2-4 years. However, Judge Brinkley did not sign off, and, instead, scheduled a hearing on the matter for June. That means Meek would sit in prison until then ... at least. Meek's supporters outside the courthouse erupted in joy at news of the D.A.'s request ... thinking he'd be released. For whatever reason, Judge Brinkley's standing her ground. Meek's son and mother were also at the protest outside the courthouse, spreading the love for Meek and helping rally the supporters. (TMZ)

R. Lee Ermey, the former Marine who played the sadistic Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in "Full Metal Jacket," is dead. Ermey's manager says the drill instructor turned actor died Sunday morning from complications from pneumonia. Ermey appeared in more than 70 films. He once said, "I've done over 200 episodes of [GunnyTime], and then [Hollywood] found out I'm a conservative." He says he was blackballed from Hollywood over his political views. He says he was actually an independent and voted for Barack Obama in 2008 but soured on him. He was also a board member of the National Rifle Association. He said not too long ago, "Do you realize I have not done a movie in five to six years? Why? Because I was totally blackballed by the ... liberals in Hollywood. They can destroy you. They're hateful people." The actor enlisted in the Marine Corp at 17 and served in Vietnam. He was a consultant for the classic, "Apocalypse Now," and also played a helicopter pilot. Ermey was 74. RIP. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Prince Harry Gives Meghan Markle a Sweet Shout-Out During Commonwealth Youth Forum. It won't be long now until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot -- and it looks like the royal can hardly wait. Harry gave his fiancee a quick shout-out at the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London while speaking about his newly appointed role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. "In my new role, I will work to support The Queen, my father The Prince of Wales, and my brother William, all of whom know that young people are the answer to the challenges of today," he said, speaking at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Center. "I am also incredibly grateful that the woman I am about to marry, Meghan, will be joining me in this work, of which she too is hugely excited to take part in." In addition to talking about his bride-to-be, he spoke highly of his grandmother, who appointed him the role. His Royal Highness cited a radio address Queen Elizabeth II gave from Cape Town on her 21st birthday and applauded her "unflinching sense of duty" to serve the people of The Commonwealth. "She said that whether her life be long or short, it would be dedicated to the service of the people of The Commonwealth," he said. "All of us here today can be grateful that it is a long life The Queen is still enjoying." He also complimented all of the work he's seen young people do to promote social change. "I know that serving as an ambassador to young people I am going to have to try to keep up with you," he said. After giving his speech, Harry presented the Commonwealth Person of the Year Award. The Commonwealth Youth Forum brings together 500 young leaders from across the Commonwealth to discuss new ideas and initiatives. Prime Minister Theresa May also attended the event. (Eonline)

DJ Khaled's 18-month-old son, Asahd, is gonna be throwing down stacks for mini cars with his name on 'em before he learns how to sign his name ... if all goes as planned. Khaled and his wife, Nicole Tuck, filed to trademark Asahd's name on just about everything imaginable ... keychains, perfumes, cosmetics, clothing (i.e. jogging suits), linens, video games and jewelry ... you name it. They also want the right to slap his name on a bunch of kid's stuff including strollers, pacifiers, children's books, bibs, dried fruit snacks, teething rings, and yep ... mini kid cars! Nicole had to sign on the dotted line of the docs on account of, y'know ... Asahd not writing yet. The kid's already collaborated with Jordan Brand ... so launching his own brand should be a walk in the park. As they say ... start 'em young. (TMZ)

Natalie Martinez, from ABC's new show "The Crossing", is tapping out of L.A. but she's making a small bundle on her way out ... by selling her house. Natalie bought her 4 bedroom, 3 bath crib in the San Fernando Valley back in 2015 for just over $1 million. She just sold the 3,400 square ft crib for $1.32 million -- so, she could be walking away with a tidy $280k in profit. Mica Rabineau was her listing agent, and we're told Natalie got multiple offers within 3 days of putting it on the market. We're guessing the awesome backyard was an attractive selling point. As for why she decided to sell, we're told "The Crossing" shoots in Canada, and Natalie wanted to live closer to work. (TMZ)

Viola Davis' husband says they've made necessary adjustments after their home was almost broken into last month, but it sounds like he was already prepared to defend his family. We got Julius Tennon Saturday at LAX and asked about a recent attempted break-in at his and Viola's home ... during which they were home and fast asleep in their bedroom. Julius says he was able to scare off the prowlers with his "Lion King" voice, and that he and V got rid of the ladder the dudes used to climb up to their second-floor balcony. Then he drops an ominous warning for anyone considering to pull something like that again ... DON'T, 'cause he's got something more lethal than his voice. Guns, perhaps? You tell us. (TMZ)

Coachella is reviving an almost forgotten talent of Leonardo DiCaprio -- being able to mix former and potential current lovers alike in the same backyard ... just ask Rihanna. Leo was seen hanging out under a cabana at RiRi's FentyxPuma Coachella party Saturday with 20-year-old Argentinian model Camila Morrone clinging to his neck in an affectionate manner. Leo and Camila have been rumored to be an item since at least December. Rihanna was there, too, obviously ... making quite the entrance in her smokin' hot pink bodysuit. All we can say ... good Lordy ... we see you, girl! Here's why their mutual company matters -- in case you don't remember, Leo and RiRi used to be a thing, if only for a short time. As we reported ... they were banging back in 2015 after getting hot and heavy at a Playboy Mansion party that January. Eyewitnesses tell us Rihanna and Leo did, in fact, talk at her shindig -- but it was brief, and appeared to be mere pleasantries. Luckily for Leo, he's handled a very similar situation with his old flame before ... being under the same roof with her and then-GF Nina Agdal. Apparently, the concept of awkward doesn't exist in Leo's world. (TMZ)

Music

Reba McEntire Rocks the Same Dress She Wore in 1993 for Duet With Daughter-in-Law Kelly Clarkson. Talk about a time warp! Reba McEntire pulled double duty Sunday night when she not only hosted the 2018 ACM Awards, but also took the stage to perform her signature duet, "Does He Love You," in pure Reba style -- literally. The country icon stepped out donning a bedazzled crimson gown with a plunging neckline and turtleneck sheer overlay, the same Sandy Spika gown she sported back in 1993 for a performance of the duet with Linda Davis at the CMA Awards. On social media, McEntire referred to the look as "THE red dress," a nod to the amount of attention it garnered 25 years ago because of its style. "I got more press off that dress than if I'd won Entertainer of the Year," she's been quoted as saying. From the classic song to the retro wardrobe, it was a perfect combination for the ACM flashback performance. For an extra dose of nostalgia, McEntire's famous daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson joined her for the rendition. It's certainly not the first time the songstress has joined her musical idol on stage. Ever since Clarkson won American Idol back in 2002, the ladies have performed the duet several times among other successful collaborations. As fans well know, Clarkson has been married to McEntire's stepson Brandon Blackstock for nearly five years. After finishing the duet, Clarkson tried to step away in an act of respect for McEntire, but in true family fashion, the star refused let Clarkson slip away. Instead, she grabbed for her wrist and the two took in their applause side by side. Brava, ladies! (Eonline)

Miranda Lambert Makes History at 2018 ACM Awards: "I Cannot Believe This." Miranda Lambert is unstoppable. During Sunday night's 2018 ACM Awards, many eyes were on the Female Vocalist of the Year award. With Kelsea Ballerini, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood and Miranda all nominated in the same category, competition was fierce and talent was undeniable. But during the evening's telecast, a familiar face received the award for a history making nine years in a row. "I cannot believe this. I really can't. Thank you so much. I love country music. It is my entire life. I dedicate everything I have to it and for y'all to care so much about what I'm doing, I will never, ever take it for granted," Miranda shared with the audience. "Thank you so, so much. Praise Jesus, thank y'all." Earlier in the night, Miranda also won Song of the Year for "Tin Man." "Thank you guys so much for sharing my broken heart with me," she shared while becoming the first artist to win the most ACMs ever with 30 victories, breaking her tie with Brooks & Dunn. As you likely could have guessed, the past 12 months have been filled with big moments for the "Over You" singer. And as it turns out, things are just getting started. The country singer is hitting the road with Little Big Town this summer as part of The Bandwagon Tour. And of course Miranda will continue her work with the MuttNation Foundation. After all, the Grammy winner loves her four-legged friends. "Saturday night with my boys... who snore and steal the covers," she recently shared on Instagram while snuggling with her dogs. "#bellamy #waylon #bestfriendsFURever." (Eonline)

Carrie Underwood Hit Stage for the First Time Since Life-Changing Accident. She's baaaaaack and better than ever! Almost five months to the day since Carrie Underwood had a "freak random accident" in which she broke her wrist and injured her face, the "Before He Cheats" singer has made her public debut on stage at Sunday night's 2018 ACM Awards. In the highly anticipated comeback, Carrie sang her brand new single "Cry Pretty" for the first time ever during the star-studded award show in Las Vegas. For the performance, the singer showed off her big vocals while donning a glittering ensemble. Of course, fans were dying to get a glimpse at the singer's face, which looked flawless as ever, after telling she'd required 40-50 facial stitches. The singer, who was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year, has kept a low profile as she's healed in private -- but Sunday night is her first time on any stage or in public since the life-changing fall last fall. Soon after her performance, which was met with a standing ovation, the singer took home the award for Vocal Event of the Year for "Fighter" with Keith Urban. While accepting the award, Carrie said, "Thank you for having me, I'm still kind of shaky right now. Thank you guys, thank you country radio, fans, oh my gosh, thank you." The chart-topping American Idol alum did not do the red carpet prior to the award show, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. On Nov. 12, two days after she co-hosted the 2017 CMA Awards, Carrie's rep told E! News in a statement. "On Friday night, Carrie Underwood took a hard fall on some steps outside her home. While there were no life-threatening injuries, she was taken to the hospital to be treated. She sustained multiple injuries including a broken wrist and some cuts and abrasions from the fall." At the time, Carrie's rep added, "Her recovery will take some time and she appreciates all prayers and well wishes." On New Year's Day, Carrie wrote to her fan club members about her facial stitches. "Even though I've had the best people helping me, I'm still healing and not quite looking the same," she wrote. "I honestly don't know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful." Earlier this week, Underwood premiered her new single, "Cry Pretty," from her forthcoming sixth studio album. The singer co-wrote the song with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose (a.k.a Love Junkies). "You can pretty lie, and say it's OK / You can pretty smile, and just walk away / Pretty much fake your way through anything / But you can't cry pretty," Underwood sings. "You can't turn off the flood, when the dam breaks / When all your mascara is going to waste / When things get ugly, you just gotta face that you can't cry pretty." "Cry Pretty" is Underwood's first single released on UMG Nashville; she was previously signed with Sony Music Nashville after winning American Idol in 2005. (Eonline)

Cardi B just did what Beyonce refused to last year -- making her debut at Coachella while SUPER pregnant ... but her ever-growing baby bump didn't slow her down one bit. Cardi hit the stage Sunday night for Day 3 of the festival, where she performed hit songs from her album "Invasion of Privacy." She was rockin' an all white mesh top and high-waisted pants that kept her baby bump from being too visible. But still, there was no hiding that bump, and Cardi wasn't slowing down one bit just because she was preggo -- she twerked all over the stage and hyped up the crowd. She even brought out 21 Savage, YG, G-Eazy, Chance the Rapper, and Kehlani for surprise cameos. Safe to say, pregnancy ain't no thang for Cardi when it comes to getting that Coachella $$$$. And in Bey's defense ... she definitely made up her absence last year with a killer performance and an epic Destiny's Child reunion. (TMZ)

Gwen Stefani Is Blake Shelton's Biggest Fan at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards. Blake Shelton had a special fan in the audience Sunday night! While The Voice judge and Gwen Stefani managed to avoid photos on the red carpet at Sunday night's 2018 ACM Awards, fans quickly spotted the pair inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena ready to enjoy a night of country music. It all started when Maren Morris was performing her hit song "Rich" from her debut album. After cameras panned to Miranda Lambert singing along and Thomas Rhett dancing in the aisles, viewers saw Blake wrapping his arm around Gwen as they enjoyed the track. Things got even cuter when Blake took to the stage to perform his hit song "I Lived It." Not only did Gwen give a standing ovation but she was also spotted mouthing off all the words during the performance. We told you she's a big fan! Just last week, Blake was more than supportive of Gwen when she celebrated her Just a Girl residency at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. "Can I get a backstage pass? Please?!!!" Blake joked on Twitter when sharing his girlfriend's big news. The couple that supports each other together, stays together! (Eonline)

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Returns to the Stage 2 Months After Welcoming Twins. She's back and better than ever! Less than three months after welcoming twin girls, Hillary Scott returned to the stage with Lady Antebellum to perform at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards. Joined alongside Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, the proud mom of three wowed in a black floral-print dress as the group sang their hit song "Heart Break." "Here we go! 2018 #ACMawards," the group shared on Instagram after posing for pictures on the red carpet. Before performing Sunday night, Hillary spoke to CMT's Cody Alan where she gave an update on her twins. At the same time, her band couldn't help but show how supportive they are of her even busier schedule. "They're great. They've doubled their birth weight. They were only four pounds and 10 ounces when they came home from the hospital so they are up over 11 pounds now," Hillary shared when discussing daughters Betsy Mack Tyrrell and Emory JoAnn Tyrrell. "They're eating good and they're starting to sleep a little bit and they are precious." Charles added, "We've been taking pump breaks. In the schedule, it goes rehearsals [then] lunch/pump." Ultimately, Hillary is savoring every second with her three daughters. At the same time, she's preparing for a busy summer with Lady Antebellum. The band known for huge hits including "Need You Now," "Just a Kiss" and "I Run to You" are hitting the road for the Summer Plays On tour featuring Darius Rucker. In addition, special guest Russell Dickerson will visit 30 cities starting July 19 in Toronto, Ontario. Tickets are on sale now. (Eonline)

Kenny Chesney Opens 2018 ACM Awards With Hopeful New 'Get Along' Single. Kenny Chesney opened the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 15) with the live television debut performance of new single, "Get Along," which will appear on his upcoming 18th album. Chesney owned the crowd, performing in the middle of the venue while his band played on the main stage. Rocking a laid-back outfit including his signature cowboy hat, the country legend looked enthusiastic as he belted the tune's hopeful lyrics. "Get along on down the road / We've got a long, long way to go / Scared to live, scared to die / We ain't perfect, but we try," he sung. The star is no stranger the the awards show: he's took home the Entertainer of the Year Award five times throughout his career. "Get Along" was co-written by Shane MacAnally and Josh Osborne, who are also nominated for Songwriter of the Year at this year's ACMs. The song marks Chesney's first release since signing with Warner Music Nashville earlier this year after his longtime relationship with Sony Music. (Hollywood Reporter)

Eminem Performs With 50 Cent, Dr. Dre and More Stars at Coachella 2018. Guess who's back, back again? Shady's back, with some friends. Eminem took the stage in Indio, Calif. on Sunday to headline Coachella. The 45-year-old rapper performed alongside several famous faces, including 50 Cent. Eminem and 50 Cent go way back. Both artists rapped on the soundtrack for 8 Mile, the film inspired by Eminem's life. In fact, Eminem once said 50 Cent's hit from the soundtrack, "Places to Go" made him want to quit rapping. "Yeah, so that made me want to stop rapping for, like, a long time," he said in a birthday message for the "Candy Shop" artist back in July. In addition to sharing the stage with 50 Cent, Eminem invited Dr. Dre to perform. Dr. Dre and Eminem also have a long history. The record producer signed Eminem to his label, Aftermath, when the artist was just starting out. Skylar Grey and Bebe Rexha also took the stage. Fans event got a taste of Eminem's history by visiting the concession stand. There, they could buy "mom's spaghetti" -- a slight nod to a lyric in his song "Lose Yourself." However, not everyone was happy with Emine's performance. Several fans expressed frustration on Twitter for not being able to find a live stream. (TMZ)

Kylie Minogue Is 'Golden' With Sixth U.K. No. 1 Album. Kylie Minogue has her sixth U.K. No. 1 album, and first for eight years, as Golden(BMG) enters in pole position. Drake has another chart-topping single in the territory, just three weeks after his last, as "Nice For What" (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) makes a winning debut. Minogue's new album has combined first-week units of 48,000, according to the Official Charts Company, bettering each of her last three releases. She first topped the U.K. album chart with Kylie in August 1988, and most recently with Aphrodite in July 2010. 6,400 of the unit total for Golden came on vinyl, making it that format's fastest-selling album of 2018 to date. The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/ Warner) falls back 1-2 on the new chart, with combined units of 35,000. George Ezra's Staying At Tamara's (Columbia/Sony), which entered at No. 1 two weeks ago, dips 2-3, while 30 Seconds To Mars get a career-best No. 4 start with America (Interscope/Universal). The Courteeners get their sixth top ten album out of six with St. Jude Re:Wired (Ignition) at No. 5. Three other titles debut in the top ten: Cardi B's Invasion Of Privacy(Atlantic/Warner Music) at No. 6, south London singer-songwriter-DJ Tom Misch's Geography (Beyond The Groove) at No. 8 and eels' The Deconstruction (Eworks/PIAS) at No. 10. The Drake track, released as a single on April 7, swooped to secure the No. 1 singles crown from Lil Dicky, whose "Freaky Friday" (BMG/Commission), featuring Chris Brown, entered at the summit last week. It was only last month that "God's Plan" completed nine weeks at No. 1; "Nice For What" is his fourth singles chart-topper. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa's "One Kiss" (Columbia/Sony) arrives at No. 3; the OCC reports that combined units of only 2,096 separated this week's top three. "Friends" (Asylum/ Atlantic/Warner) by Marshmello and Anne-Marie is back up 6-4, as Ezra's "Paradise" slips 4-5. (Billboard)

New Jersey Gov. Proclaims 'Bon Jovi Day' for Rock Hall Inductees. Have a nice day? They did Saturday (Apr. 14) in New Jersey, where the governor declared it "Bon Jovi Day" in honor of the state's newest Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. Gov. Phil Murphy made the declaration hours before the platinum-selling New Jersey band was to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Cleveland. The Democratic governor hailed the "five musicians from New Jersey communities (who) believed in their dream and used their talents to form Bon Jovi, one of the most famous, enduring rock bands of all time." Led by Sayreville native Jon Bon Jovi, the band released its first album in 1984, but were regulars on the New Jersey bar circuit for years before that -- sometimes when the singer was too young to legally drink at those bars. They went on to record classic rock anthems including "You Give Love A Bad Name," ?Livin' On A Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive." Bon Jovi did campaign fundraising events for Murphy, who lives near one of the rock star's homes in Monmouth County near the Jersey shore. The Rock Hall induction was expected to include all the original members of the band, including guitarist Richie Sambora, bassist Alec John Such, keyboardist (and Tony Award winner David Bryan), and drummer Tico Torres. In addition to his musical career, Jon Bon Jovi is an active philanthropist, founding charity restaurants and a social service center for the needy, and raising millions for affordable housing and other needs. Other artists who will be inducted are Dire Straits, Nina Simone and the Moody Blues. (Billboard)

The Vegas Strong Pins Stars Are Wearing at the 2018 ACM Awards. Country music stars will not forget about the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas. Before Sunday night's 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards kicked off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, many singers wore a very important accessory on the red carpet. As it turns out, the pins were a symbol for all those who were affected by the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival this past fall. "Tonight I'm gonna wear these pins for the 851 injured, the 58 lost and the 1 life we can save in the future if we're willing to start a conversation about things that need to be done for our children, our families and our fans," Little Big Town member Karen Fairchild wrote on Twitter. "#851581 #vegasstrong #fansfirst." Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife also showed their support for the pins before the red carpet even opened up. "My heart weeps as I look down and am reminded of all of the 58 lives that were lost, the 851 that were injured, 22,000 people that endured a night of terror right here, and all of the families that are affected by this tragedy. Tyler and I had an impromptu moment of silence the moment we stepped in our room and saw the eerie empty parking lot right outside our window. We prayed for everyone that had to endure the horror of that awful night, for our children and their children- that they never have to experience anything like this in their lifetime, and that there is resolution soon," Hayley Hubbard wrote on Instagram. "We wear these pins tonight at @acmawards to tell the world we have not forgotten you. We have not forgotten your names." She added, "Many are still dealing with injuries and trauma from that night and we want to do everything we can to support them #FANSFIRST #VEGASSTRONG." Just last week, ACM Awards host Reba McEntire revealed to E! News that the show will open up with a musical performance in honor of those affected by the shooting. At the same time, the country music legend expressed hope that the night would still be filled with celebrations. "It's going to be a different show this year. I told them I didn't want to talk about politics. I didn't want to talk to them about nothing that's not fun and positive," she shared with us. "And we're going to pay tribute to the folks who were involved in the tragedy in Vegas not too long ago and then the rest of the show is going to be a lot of fun. We're going to keep it very positive." (Eonline)

Movies

Carrie Coon to Star as a Villain in Avengers: Infinity War. Carrie Coon is crossing over to the dark side. The actress of Fargo and Leftovers fame has confirmed she will be joining the packed cast of the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War as Proxima Midnight. Proxima Midnight is a supervillain member of Thanos' team of ruthless aliens, the Black Order. The news of her casting was first confirmed by co-director Joe Russo during a recent interview with Radio Times published on Monday. "It's true!" Coon tweeted in reaction to the news. "My voice and a dazzle of gifted animators have teamed up to play Proxima Midnight." Coon will join Terry Notary and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, who will voice and perform the motion capture for fellow Black Order members Cull Obsidian and Ebony Maw respectively. "It's kind of an all-star cast of baddies," Joe quipped in the interview. The role struck at a busy time for Coon as she's also expecting her first child with husband Tracy Letts. "To be fair, my face is in there somewhere," she tweeted. "#MoCapWhilePregnant #AvengersInfinityWar." Through the upcoming film, due out at the end of April, Coon will also get to reunite with her Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter co-star Josh Brolin, who is slated to portray Thanos in the franchise. This also marks Proxima Midnight's film debut. Get ready to rumble, Avengers! Avengers: Infinity War will debut in theater nationally on April 27. (Eonline)

'Deadpool' Pop-Up Bar Coming to New York and L.A. The anti-hero's favorite snacks (chimichangas and pizza) will be served for three nights. You no longer need to be part of society's underbelly to enjoy a drink at Sister Margaret's School for Wayward Girls. The bar frequented by Deadpool and other mercenaries is coming to New York and Los Angeles to promote Deadpool 2. The pop-up -- for fans 21 and older -- is part of a promotional campaign between the Fox film and beverage company Mike's Harder. The New York pop-up will be at the Alligator Lounge in Brooklyn, April 26-28 from 7 to 11:30 p.m., and pizza will be served Then the bar comes to Slipper Clutch in downtown L.A., May 10-12 from 7 to 11:30 p.m., and fans will be served chimichangas (naturally). The L.A. pop-up will benefit the nonprofit DTLA Film Festival, which is also conducting the event. Both pop-ups will feature Deadpool 2-inspired Harder flavors, and Harder is offering a chance to win a trip to the film's premiere. Deadpool 2 once again stars Ryan Reynolds as the title character and features Josh Brolin as Cable. Deadpool 2 opens May 25. (Hollywood Reporter)

Cannes: Paul Dano's 'Wildlife' to Open Critics' Week. The 1960s-set film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan will open, while Alex Lutz's 'Guy' will close the festival sidebar. Paul Dano's Wildlife, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, will open Cannes Critics' Week sidebar. The 1960s-set drama, which premiered at Sundance, is an adaptation of Richard Ford's novel which explores the decline of an American family. Alex Lutz's second feature Guy will close the week. The film follows the French actor-director in a documentary-style story of a singer's declining years. Both will screen out of competition. French-Belgian drama Nos Batailles (Our Battles), starring Romain Duris and Laetitia Dosch, will get a special screening. The film from Guillaume Senez, who won the Europa Cinemas prize in Locarno, Switzerland, for his first feature Keeper, follows Duris as he struggles to balance work and family life after he becomes a single dad. Jean-Bernard Marlin's first feature Scheherazade also will receive a special screening. The director won the Golden Bear for a short film in Berlin in and earned a Cesar nomination for 2013's The Fugue. Among the films in the competition are Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska's thriller Fuga. Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson's Woman at War, and Camille Vidal-Naquet's Sauvage, starring 120 BPM's Felix Maritaud, also will compete. Portugese directing duo Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt's Diamantino soccer fantasy is among the competition titles, along with Anja Kofmel's first feature, Chris the Swiss, a combination of animation and documentary about the Yugoslav war. Indian director Rohena Gera's class exploration drama Sir and Hungarian director Zsofia Szilagyi's 24-hour tale of the oppression of daily struggles, One Day, round out the seven competition titles. Both are first features. Norwegian director Joachim Trier will serve as president of the Critics' Week jury, serving with American actress Chloe Sevigny, Argentinean-French actor Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Vienna film festival director Eva Sangiorgi and French culture journalist Augustin Trapenard. The Critics' Week sidebar focuses on discovering new talent, and awards the Nespresso Grand Prize, accompanied by 15,000 euros. The France 4 Visionary Award is given to a first or second feature film for creativity and innovation. The Gan Foundation Award helps to distribute a first or second feature in France, and the French writers guild awards the SACD prize to a new writer. Short films in competition are recognized with the Leica Cine Discovery Prize or the Canal+ Short Film Award. The prizes will be handed out May 16. The Cannes Film Festival is set to run May 8-19. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Ian Somerhalder Returning to TV (And Vampires) With Netflix Series. Ian Somerhalder is getting back in business with vampires, but this time he's going to war. The Vampire Diaries star has joined the cast of Netflix's V-Wars, an IDW comic book adaptation ordered straight to series by the streaming giant, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The first season will be 10 episodes long. In V-Wars, Somerhalder, whose credits also include Lost and Smallville, plays Dr. Luther Swann, a man who sees his best friend transformed by a disease essentially into a vampire. His friend, Michael Fayne, becomes murderous and feeds on other people. V-Wars, the comic series, was written by Jonathan Maberry. 1-800-Missing creators William Laurin and Glenn Davis are showrunners on the series with Stargate veteran Brad Turner directing and executive producing. Eric Birnberg, Thomas Walden, David Ozer, Ted Adams and Games Gibb are also executive producers on the series. "We could not have dreamed of a better choice than Ian Somerhalder to bring his keen understanding of this genre from his years of starring in The Vampire Diaries to lead the cast of V-Wars as Dr. Luther Swann and to be a creative force on this series, as well as to serve as a director this season. We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide," Ozer said in a statement. No other casting, nor a premiere date, for V-Wars has been announced. This is Somerhalder's first TV role since The Vampire Diaries ended in 2017. He also served as a producer and director on The long-running CW series. (Eonline)

The Walking Dead Finally Ended Rick's War With Negan -- Not With a Bang, but a Whimper. They promised all-out war and they weren't lying. In the season eight finale of The Walking Dead, the seemingly never-ending battle between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan) -- and their respective armies, of course -- finally did reach its climax. And it all ended up pretty much exactly as you thought it would, especially if you've ever checked out how this particular arc wrapped up in the show's source material. Negan thought he had Rick's forces dead to rights, but he didn't consider that Eugene (Josh McDermitt) might not be a total weasel and actually had a plan up his sleeve. That plan? When all the Saviors opened fire at once, all their guns backfired on them thanks to some sneaky bullet tampering. Well done, Eugene. It's about time you proved you're not totally worthless. As Rick closed in on Negan for their big showdown, he tried to appeal to Negan's affection for Carl (Chandler Riggs) with talk about a possible future for everyone. And as Negan finally showed some humanity, Rick slit his throat. But his mercy did, in fact, prevail over his wrath. "Save him," he told his troops as Maggie (Lauren Cohan) flipped out. "It's not over until he's dead," she screamed as Michonne (Danai Gurira) explained to her this was the only way. "We can't make it right, but this makes it over," she told the still grieving widow. "It's over." From there, Rick sent everyone to rebuild. "So go home. Then the work begins. The new world begins," he told everyone on that hill. "All this -- all this is just what was. There's gotta be something after." And while it seems like the show's immediate future might be one of peace, it looks like Rick and Michonne have already earned themselves a new enemy out of Maggie, who expressed in the final moments to Jesus (Tom Payne) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) that they need to bide their time and build up their strength before proving to the power couple how wrong they were to let Negan live out the rest of his days from a cell. Oh brother. What did you think of the finale? The Walking Dead returns for season nine later this year on AMC. (Eonline)

Jasper's Dad Is Blackmailing Someone and Cassandra's Back to Seduce King Robert on The Royals. It's a birthday celebration they'll never forget! On this week's episode of The Royals, the palace is buzzing with the excitement of Queen Helena's (Elizabeth Hurley) birthday! However, the queen is already having a bit of a private party in her bedroom with Sebastian (Toby Sandeman), who she has been sleeping with behind her daughter's back. Their relationship may have an expiration date, but the one between King Robert (Max Brown) and Willow (Genevieve Gaunt) is only beginning. At least Robert hopes it is! "You proposed to me. The sweetest proposal and I said, 'Maybe,'" a remorseful Willow shared. "I'm such a disaster. I just, I didn't know what to say. It was all so sudden." "It was sudden," Robert agreed. "It was everything I was taught not to be. Tempestuous, irrational, impulsive, but it felt right and it still does. The good thing about the word maybe is there is a 50 percent chance of it becoming a yes. Take some time. Think about it." Who knew Robbie could be such a softy? Later that night, everyone gathers for the queen's birthday dinner which starts off with a fun surprise. "Mom, Len and I have a surprise for you for your birthday," Robert tells her. Then, Hansel von Liechtenstein (Damian Hurley) makes an appearance. "Happy birthday, bitch!" he said upon arriving. But that's far from the most interesting guest to make an appearance for the evening. "Hello Mum, you know Katherine (Christina Wolfe)," Prince Liam (William Moseley) introduced his date for the evening. "Wow Liam," Robert said. "I haven't been this surprised since you pulled a gun on me." As if that wasn't already awkward enough, Robert invited Sebastian to attend and Count Belagio (Richard Brake), a.k.a. Jasper's (Tom Austen) dad, is accompanying the grand duchess (Joan Collins). While she ends up leaving the dinner early because of all the hostility, the count stays and tries to make amends with his son. Everyone is too distracted with their own drama to know or care. After Robert lashed out at Liam for, you know, bringing his ex to a family dinner, the queen told Robert to leave. Being the stubborn man that he is, he refused and instead she splashed wine in his face. He finally got up to leave, but not before dropping a major bombshell on them. "Willow and I are getting married," he shared while Willow showed the engagement ring. "Happy birthday, mother. God save the queen!" With things getting a little heated, everyone took some time to themselves before returning to the table. Jasper finally had a conversation with his father, where he told his son that he was the one who shot him in order to bring them closer. An insane plan, but it did work! When they came back to dinner, it seemed that everyone was a lot more levelheaded and Liam gave an inspirational toast. "Its been a long time since I've said I'm sorry, but I am. Its been a long time since I've said I'm proud of my brother and sister, but of course I am. Its been a long time since I've been the person I want to be. The person I expect to be. I love my family and I'm sorry I took that for granted," he shared. "Someone told me recently, 'If you're strong enough to destroy something, you're strong enough to repair it.' I plan to repair what I've destroyed, because you all deserve better." Aww it looks like the Liam we know and love is back! While things seemed to have worked themselves out, when Robert gets back to his office he finds an unwelcome visitor. "You called me at Christmas and offered me a deal and I took it," Jasper's dad said. Giving up the Count Belagio ruse. "You benefited nicely. I gave you a story about your son and the princess and you sold it for a great sum," Robert reminded him. "End of transaction. Or don't you people believe in honor among thieves?" It's not going to be that simple. "Your problem with my son isn't that his father's a con-man... Your problem with my son is that he's common. How about we fix that?" Jasper's dad told the king. "Otherwise, I'm sure the lovely Ms. Day would be thrilled to run an exclusive on the jealous king and his duplicitous and reprehensible actions towards the princess and his very popular bodyguard who saved his life." Robert decides to tell Jasper that he is going to be knighted, and just when he thought he had solved one problem, another one appears. Cassandra (Emily Barber) is back and has some very provocative intentions. After she throws herself at Robert while wearing lingerie, the king insists that she leave. She goes willingly, but not before giving him a warning. "You think you're playing with her heart, but she's playing with yours," Cassandra shares. "One thing I know with complete clarity, she doesn't love you." That's something to think about. Until next time, loyals! Brand new episode of The Royals Sunday at 10 p.m., on E! (Eonline)

Terence's Secret Affair Is Revealed on The Arrangement and Kyle West Is Gonna Be Pissed! We knew Terence Anderson (Michael Vartan) was a bad man, but we didn't think he'd stoop this low. Terence committed the ultimate betrayal when he engaged in a secret affair with none other than Kyle West's (Josh Henderson) ex-fiancee, Lisbeth (Ashley Grace). That's just one of many jaw-dropping details we learned about Kyle's past on Sunday night's episode of The Arrangement. The episode kicks off with Kyle recounting the night Lisbeth left him during an interview on the Iris Holloway Show. In the flashback, we see Kyle come home to discover his fiancee is nowhere to be found. After a series of unanswered calls and texts, Kyle sees that Lisbeth left a note. "I don't have it committed to memory, but the basic message of the note was that she loved me and that she realized my world was just too big for her. She was getting lost, so she thought the best thing for her to do was leave," Kyle told Iris. Iris prodded at the idea of loss and how it's factored into Kyle's personal life. "Loss. A word that isn't foreign to you. You have had a lot of it in your life haven't you?" Iris asked. "Loss? Sure, my fair share," Kyle replied. "So when Lisbeth left, that must've revived a lot of the childhood trauma," Iris pushed. "No. No, because Lisbeth wasn't dead," Kyle snapped back. But Kyle wasn't interested in sensationalizing that night for his image or for Terence, who wanted him and the cast of Technicolor Highway to promote the Institute for the Higher Mind on the talk show. "Look, this isn't a pleasant memory for any of us, but it makes you look sympathetic. And given then rumors out there, it's not a bad thing. This is all for the greater good," Terence assured Kyle. It's safe to say Kyle wasn't feeling the interview and it looked like he wasn't feeling Xavier (Ruffin Prentiss) for Technicolor Highway anymore either. With cheating rumors swirling, Kyle started taking his frustrations out on his lead actor. "We have to re-shoot scene 16 on Monday," Kyle informed Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista) and Xavier. "The scene by the car? Why? What's wrong?" Megan asked. "When you grab her it's emotional, but it also has to be compassionate. Right now, every take is reading like anger. We're gonna lose the audience," Kyle told Xavier. "Yesterday you told me to play fear, then it was play love for the girl. I've tried everything you've asked Kyle. It's never right," Xavier snapped back. "It's because you're not getting it," Kyle said. "I don't know what it is. How the hell do you grab someone with compassion, man?" Xavier asks. "Like this. And you look her in the eye and you tell her that she cannot make the same mistakes that you did," Kyle instructed. "That reads like anger," Xavier said before storming off. Even Megan could see that Kyle's insecurities were pouring into his work, insecurities that stemmed from the cheating rumors that also infiltrated his relationship with Lisbeth. But rather than continue to lash out on his cast, Kyle jumped on his motorcycle and jetted out of there to clear his head. While winding through the Hollywood hills, we are taken through another dark flashback. With tears in his eyes, we see Kyle take his frustrations about his ruined relationship with Lisbeth out on Terence. "I should've never told her. I should've never told her. It ruined everything. It ruined everything. She couldn't get past it and now she's gone because I am a piece of s--t!" Kyle yelled before pointing a gun in Terence's face. "Kyle, give me the gun. You're not gonna shoot me. I know you. This is not who you are," Terence pleaded. Kyle then turned the gun on himself. "I'm a fraud man. I'm a fraud," he cried out. With Lisbeth gone, Kyle worried that he may be unlovable, but Terence assured his protege that he still loved him and that his love was enough. With that reminder, Kyle returned to the show taping with a clear head, but now it was Terence having flashbacks of that sordid night. "I can't do it anymore," Lisbeth said to Terence after barging into his office. "I tried to talk to him. He lost his s--t. He's so angry." "I'm glad you came to me," Terence replied. But what started out as Terence consoling Lisbeth, quickly turned into something more when Lisbeth planted a kiss on the IHM head. And with that, we got a glimpse into their steamy affair. What's worse, is that after sleeping with Lisbeth, Terence went to Kyle's side to give some words of wisdom on navigating his narrative. "Nobody's narrative is easy, man. We all make choices that complicate our path. But healing, really healing isn't about avoiding who you are, it's about confronting who you are and you're working through that. And ultimately, forgiving ourselves. You're a good man," Terence said before embracing Kyle. Lisbeth wanted more. Not only was she done with Kyle, she wanted to start a new life with Terence. "We could get a place together. A little bungalow up in the hills. Hide away from the world. See what we are without all of this, without everyone else," she offered. But Terence wasn't on board. "That's not gonna happen. We're not gonna happen," Terence snapped back. "I have obligations, people who rely on me. I have a wife." "This is about him," Lisbeth argued. "He needs me," Terence responded. "So do I," Lisbeth pleaded. Not surprisingly, Terence chose Kyle and removed Lisbeth from their lives. Back on the Iris Holloway Show, Kyle's newfound clarity came with some pretty drastic moves. First, he fired Xavier and then he used Terence's words to tell the world that he wasn't the Hollywood hero they thought he was. "Nobody's narrative is easy. We all make choices that complicate our path. But healing is about confronting who we are, working through it and learning to forgive ourselves," he said to the talk show host. Something tells us we're only scratching the surface of Kyle's past. Brand new episode of The Arrangement Sunday at 9 p.m., only on E! (Eonline)

Donald Glover set to host 'Saturday Night Live'. Golden Globe-winning actor Donald Glover is on double duty on May 5 as host and musical guest of "Saturday Night Live." The news was announced during the John Mulaney-hosted episode of the late-night show. Glover will bring his brand of comedy on the sketch side of things while his hip-hop persona Childish Gambino will take the stage as the musical guest. The news comes at a prime time for Glover who is on roll with his surreal FX comedy "Atlanta" (specifically the recent "Teddy Perkins" episode which will haunt you long after you watch it). He also stars in the upcoming "Solo: A Star Wars Story" movie which will premiere at Cannes in May. His "SNL" hosting gig is an NBC homecoming for Glover. He was a writer and appeared in episodes of "30 Rock" and starred in the cult comedy "Community." (PageSix)

Special BAFTA Craft Award for 'Game of Thrones'. The British Academy will honor HBO's fantasy series for "revolutionizing and pushing the boundaries" of television production. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTAs, will give a special award to Game of Thrones for the show's contribution to the art and craft of TV. The HBO fantasy series will receive a special BAFTA at this year's British Academy Television Craft Awards on April 22 in honor of its "outstanding contribution to revolutionizing and pushing the boundaries" of TV production. "This award recognizes and celebrates the excellent craftsmanship of the entire production team behind Game of Thrones," said Krishnendu Majumdar, chair of BAFTA's Television Committee. "The craft behind what is one of the most popular dramas of our time is nothing short of incredible, from the breathtaking location shots to the intricately designed costumes and set pieces, and not forgetting the level of detail from the makeup and prosthetics team to name a few." Actor John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly in the series, and his onscreen wife, Hannah Murray (Gilly), will receive the BAFTA award on behalf of the entire Game of Thrones production team. Game of Thrones is also nominated in two categories for the British Academy Television Craft Awards, with Michelle Clapton nominated for best costume design; and Deborah Riley and Rob Cameron nominated in the category of best production design. The series, which will kick off its final season next year, also has been a huge boon to the British industry, with much of the series filming across various locations in Northern Ireland and production headquarters located at Titanic Studios in Belfast since the pilot. Game of Thrones executive producers D. B. Weiss and David Benioff, speaking on behalf of the entire production team, said: "This award makes us extremely happy on behalf of the people who actually earned it -- all our brilliant, talented, hard-working department heads and crew. Many, many people work insanely hard to create any film or television show. They are creators every bit as much as actors, writers, producers or directors, and deserve to be recognized as such." (Hollywood Reporter)

Luann de Lesseps is owning up to her mistakes. During the Wednesday, April 18, episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, the 52-year-old reality star heads to dinner with her costars and admits that she didn't listen when her friends warned her about her ex-husband Tom D'Agostino Jr. "Between you and I, I just want to say that I should have kind of heeded your warning, I just couldn't see. I was in love and love is blind and that's what happened," Luann tells Bethenny Frankel in Us Weekly's exclusive sneak peek. "I just wanna say that I wish I had taken my blinders a little bit off ... You were f -- king right." Bethenny, 47, is shocked by her exclamation, admitting in a confessional interview, "I didn't even know this moment was coming! I was like, 'I'm not worthy.'" However, she had warned Luann that her husband wasn't being faithful and Luann didn't want to believe it. The two divorced in July 2017, seven months after getting married. "I stood by my man because I loved him until I couldn't stand by him anymore ... then he watched me fall on my f -- king face," Luann then tells Bethenny. "It's really sad ... it's like a Greek tragedy in a way." That, Bethenny did not agree with. In her confessional, she mocked her statement. "I can think of a lot of words but 'Greek tragedy' is not one of the phrases I was use," she says. The other women at the table slowly began chiming in on the conversation. "I fell in love and I went head first without my helmet on," Luann says loudly, for the rest of the women to hear. "But guess what? You don't have any brain injuries so that's a good thing," Ramona Singer says with a wink. Bethenny adds: "There was zero casualties it's not a bad war." The Real Housewives of New York City airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET. (US Weekly)

Beloved TV dad Jack Pearson may be dead, but that doesn't mean This is Us fans have seen the last of him. "We're definitely going to see Jack in the Vietnam era," Milo Ventimiglia, 40, tells PEOPLE of his character's military past. "At the end of the Super Bowl episode when people were ultimately confronted with how he passed away, there was a trailer to show Jack in a helicopter over Vietnam in uniform. We're going to explore that side of Jack's 20s and what brought him into the man that we all knew." Jack Pearson died of cardiac arrest after being inside when his family's Pittsburgh home caught fire. Ventimiglia says that even though viewers witnessed Jack's funeral, they refuse to believe the father of the Big Three is truly gone. "People still are saying to me, 'You're not really dead, are you?'" Ventimiglia, whose dad was a real-life Vietnam War vet, admits. "They're still constant." Before This is Us starts filming again in July, the Emmy nominee will go to work shooting The Art of Racing in the Rain and enjoy one of his favorite hobbies: riding his motorcycle. "I'm on my bike four days a week," says Ventimiglia, who partnered with Harley-Davidson to celebrate the brand's 115th anniversary. "I really look forward to hopping on my Harley." While the Gilmore Girls alum typically commutes on his motorcycle around Los Angeles, he also likes escaping to Malibu or the California desert for weekend getaways with friends. In 2017, he even travelled between Portland and L.A. on his bike. "Last June I took a ride from Portland, Oregon, down to Los Angeles with a group of friends; some from Oregon, some from Japan," Ventimiglia recalls. "It was a moment to get some miles on the bike but also spend time with friends. I have yet to go across the U.S., but I'm hoping to in the next year or two." Ventimiglia got his motorcycle license at age 26 for a scene in American Dreams, costarring Brittany Snow. But his ambitions of becoming a rider date back to childhood. "I remember being a kid and seeing a Harley-Davidson go by and hearing the sounds and seeing its rider kind of wave at me, thinking, God, that must be fun to be that free on a motorcycle with the wind in your face and a road in front of you," the California native recalls. "Every time I get off my bike, I look back at it with that kid excitement of, 'Wow, I really, really love riding.' " His This is Us costars love the sound of his Harley, too. "Every time my bike roars up to set they're all happy to hear it 'cause they know that I made it," Ventimiglia says. "Susan Kelechi watched and she threw a leg over my bike and took a photo and put it up on social media!" Ventimilgia will be taking over Harley-Davidson's social media channels Monday to kick off riding season and celebrate the company's 115th anniversary with the hashtag #MotorcycleMonday. (People)

"Good Morning America" is reshuffling its staff to capitalize on its recent success. We're told that producers behind the ABC show -- which is battling NBC's "Today" for the top spot in the morning -- want to focus on its winning team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan, with both Amy Robach and Lara Spencer cutting back their time on the show. Longtime co-anchor Spencer -- who has a growing production company -- is trimming her hours on "GMA" to work on her other projects. And sources tell us that an official announcement is expected any day now that "GMA" news anchor Robach is getting promoted to a new gig fronting the network's news magazine "20/20." Page Six first reported in December that Robach would replace current anchor Elizabeth Vargas in 2018. She'll continue to work on "GMA" as a breaking-news anchor, shipping out to cover major news, such as natural disasters, in the field. Sources say that Spencer -- whose production company Duffkat Media makes lifestyle shows including HGTV's "Flea Market Flip," Cooking Channel's "Farmer's Market Flip" and ABC's "Reconnected" -- has signed a new contract with "GMA" that allows her more time for her behind-the-camera work. "The new schedule is a win for her and for GMA," said a source. "She's still a key part of the show, and she has more flexibility. She's been telling people about it for a couple of weeks at least." Last May, Spencer talked to the Wrap about the scheduling challenges she faced. "I love being part of the 'GMA' family so much but making and creating content has been a passion of mine for a really long time," she said. "It's all about really being organized and one step ahead. Today I did 'GMA,' came back [home] to Connecticut and went directly to the workshop for 'Flea Market Flip' and shot that. I could never do all these things if I didn't have the support around me." Reps for ABC declined to comment. (Page Six)

ESPN Argues No Obligation to Tennis Analyst After Racial Controversy. Tennis analyst Doug Adler is suing ESPN for wrongful termination after he made a comment during a Venus Williams match that some perceived to be a racial slur. When providing commentary during the 2017 Australian Open, did ESPN tennis analyst Doug Adler call superstar Venus Williams a "gorilla" or was he commenting on her "guerrilla" style of play? Some fans heard the former and the perceived racial slur went viral on social media. Adler insisted he said the latter and served ESPN with a wrongful termination lawsuit after an uproar caused the network to take him off the air. But in a summary judgment motion filed last week, ESPN argues that regardless of whether Adler said "gorilla" or "guerrilla," his legal claims are meritless. "ESPN had no contractual obligation to put Adler on the air; its contractual obligation was to pay him for seven days of possible work," states ESPN's motion. "ESPN did pay Adler; he received 100% of his daily rate for all seven days of the coverage of the 2017 Australian Open, including days he did not work. ESPN was under no contractual obligation to retain Adler for a future announcing assignment." ESPN says its match commentators work on a freelance basis and points to Adler's deposition for his acknowledgement he had no assurance of working a particular number of matches. The sports broadcaster also argues there can be no implied contract theory from the gig relationship and ridicules a claim it boils down as meaning, "I thought they were going to be using me all the time" because "they had been using my services since 2008." Adler has apologized for his comment even though he thinks it was misunderstood. He's not happy with ESPN. "They didn't have good cause and I didn't do anything wrong," Adler told NBC's Today show last August. "They killed me, they made me unemployable. They ended my career, they killed my reputation, my good name. What else was I supposed to do?" "No 'cause' was needed," responds ESPN in court. "[B]ut even if cause were required, Adler's controversial comment supplied it. It is unnecessary to decide whether Adler meant 'gorilla' or 'guerrilla'; even crediting Adler's spin, he chose his words poorly and provoked a public outcry that ESPN had to take steps to quell, to stem criticism of Adler and ESPN itself and return the focus to the competition on the court." ESPN tells the judge it has exercised reasonable business judgment. The intent of what he meant was not as important as the effect on listeners and the aftermath, it adds. "Adler's craft was his words," writes ESPN's lawyer Raymond Bertrand at Paul Hastings. "He agrees he was responsible for using language that clearly described the activity on the court, and that he was ultimately responsible for his on-air comments. Yet Adler used a homonym susceptible to two meanings, one of which, he admits, was a racist epithet. An announcer is responsible for offending the audience, regardless of the announcer's intent." (Hollywood Reporter)

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